Department of Numbers

Maine Job Growth

There were 619,200 jobs in Maine in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 679,081 employed persons for the month. Maine lost 0 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 205 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Maine job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 619,200 0 +2,100
CPS 679,081 +205 +10,555

Maine Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Maine as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Maine

CES employment peaked in July 2017 for Maine at 624,500. Since then 5,300 jobs have been lost in Maine according to the employer survey. From a trough of 619,200 in October 2017, Maine has gained 0 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Maine reached a maximum of 681,876 in April 2017. 2,795 jobs have been lost in Maine since then according to the household survey. From a August 2017 low of 678,390, Maine has added 691 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 619,200 0 679,081 205
October 2017 619,200 -2,200 678,876 -289
September 2017 621,400 -500 679,165 775
August 2017 621,900 -2,600 678,390 -44
July 2017 624,500 1,200 678,434 -432
June 2017 623,300 2,800 678,866 -1,895
May 2017 620,500 -1,400 680,761 -1,115
April 2017 621,900 -1,000 681,876 2,213
March 2017 622,900 2,900 679,663 3,922
February 2017 620,000 -1,900 675,741 3,899
January 2017 621,900 4,300 671,842 2,901
December 2016 617,600 500 668,941 415